Wednesday, May 05, 2010

What are the odds? Obama biggest recipient of BP cash in last 20 years; U.S. exempted BP's Deepwater site from environmental oversight in '09

Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

Politico, 5 May 2010

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics... During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.

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U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study

Washington Post, 5 May 2010

The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely...

...[The] Minerals Management Service (MMS) [gave] BP's lease at Deepwater Horizon a "categorical exclusion" from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009...

Given the squeaky clean record of our beloved Democrat leaders, I'm certain these stories represent mere coincidences.

Hat tip: Memeorandum.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obummer gets his palm greased and we get our butts usual